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LETTER: Thanks for Poppy Appeal support

Staveley & district Royal British Legion would like to say a big thank you to all those local people who supported the 2016 Poppy Appeal.

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LETTER: Four reasons not to demolish The Shrubberies

LETTER: Four reasons not to demolish The Shrubberies

I can reassure Lesley Matthews (read letter here) that others are also concerned about preventing The Shrubberies in Chesterfield from being demolished.

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Three reasons readers have written in this week

Three reasons readers have written in this week

The mail bag and email inbox have been full of what readers think on a number of issues this week.

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LETTER: MP has right to question Government over Brexit

LETTER: MP has right to question Government over Brexit

I am writing this in response to a comment by local ‘leave’ campaigners in a recent edition of the Derbyshire Times in which they call for Toby Perkins to “embrace” the fact that ‘leave’ won the referendum and not to interfere as a “non-governmental politician” with the Government’s Brexit agenda.

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LETTER: Calls for filter light have been made for two decades

LETTER: Calls for filter light have been made for two decades

Oh dear, I don’t know which Edwinstowe residents have said, as reported in your February 15 issue (Traffic Light Causes ‘Chaos’ for Drivers’) that the filter light at the top of High Street, on the junction close to the Forest Lodge Hotel, only comes on for a few seconds, because there is no filter light.

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LETTER: Move funds to make street lighting repairs

LETTER: Move funds to make street lighting repairs

On November 30, I reported, by email to Derbyshire County Council that the street light outside our house was out. The following day, by return email, I received an automated reply from the council acknowledging my complaint, with a reference number (F227553).

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LETTER: Why have dog bins not been replaced?

LETTER: Why have dog bins not been replaced?

I’m writing to let you know that E.ON recently replaced a lamp post on South Street North and Fallow Field Road.

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LETTER: Try underwater turbines instead

LETTER: Try underwater turbines instead

I read with interest your article by Tom Pickering, operations director of INEOS, explaining why he thinks fracking in Derbyshire would be a good idea.

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LETTER: Leaving the EU will prove to be a mistake

LETTER: Leaving the EU will prove to be a mistake

I just want to challenge the idea mentioned a few times in the paper last week that those that voted ‘remain’ in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union last year should ‘get over’ the result.

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LETTER: Register objections before it’s too late

We are appalled to see a demolition notice suddenly posted on the ‘The Shrubberies’, 46 Newbold Road, just weeks after the council refused planning permission for the proposed development of the site.

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LETTER: Investing in eco energy will create jobs

LETTER: Investing in eco energy will create jobs

Climate scientists have been warning us for years that we cannot afford to burn any more fossil fuels.

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LETTER: Money hemorrhaging out of NHS

LETTER: Money hemorrhaging out of NHS

I am writing with regard to two topics, the first being the increasing difficulty of parking at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

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LETTER: We trail behind many other countries

I’m so glad Andrew Lewer, MBE shared with us the confidential information he must be party to in his position as Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands.

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LETTER: Life saving drug’s withdrawal will be devastating

It is devastating to hear that kadcyla – a crucial life-extending treatment for women with incurable secondary breast cancer – faces being withdrawn from the NHS, following the failure of NICE and the drug’s manufacturer, Roche, to reach an agreement.

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Three reasons readers have written in this week...

Three reasons readers have written in this week...

The postbag and inbox were full of readers letters as usual.

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LETTER: Has charging blue badge holders freed up spaces in disabled car park?

LETTER: Has charging blue badge holders freed up spaces in disabled car park?

I am not in the habit of writing to newspaper letter pages but I have read with interest the comments about parking at the Royal Hospital at Calow.

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LETTER: Political point scoring with Trump comments

LETTER: Political point scoring with Trump comments

So the ‘Beast of Bolsover’ is at it again calling Donald Trump a fascist and not fit to walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

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LETTER: We live in such a selfish world

LETTER: We live in such a selfish world

Recently my husband and myself tried to get a parking space outside the Portland Hotel where there are very few bays for disabled nowadays thanks to our the madness of our local council, which has given at least 50 per cent to taxis and loading.

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LETTER: Brexit really does mean Brexit

LETTER: Brexit really does mean Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May provided much needed clarity in her Brexit speech where she set out the Government’s 12 negotiating objectives.

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LETTER: Join us at public meeting about fracking

LETTER: Join us at public meeting about fracking

Your article on the recent vote by councillors against fracking plans in the Eckington area reflects the growing concern in our region about the fracking industry.

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